Soyuz MS-10 booster crashed because of assembly flaw - experts

The recent accident during the launch of the Soyuz MS-10 booster to the International Space Station on October 11 occurred because of a technical error.

Having studied the circumstances of the accident, specialists believe that the accident occurred as a result of a design flaw made during the assembly of the spacecraft in the assembly unit of Baikonur cosmodrome.

Experts examined the fragments of the first and second stages of the Soyuz-FG booster. The fragments were delivered to Samara launch vehicle delivered to Samara from the crash site .

On October 11, the Soyuz-FG launch vehicle with the Soyuz MS-10 manned spacecraft blasted off from the Baikonur cosmodrome. Russian cosmonaut Alexei Ovchinin and NASA astronaut Nick Hague were on board (Hague was flying into space for the first time). However, during the 119th second of the flight, the carrier crashed, and the crew was evacuated. The participants of the failed mission to the ISS landed safely in a descent capsule in the territory of southern Kazakhstan.

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